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Indian Wells Closing
I still believe that a new course will be built within 9 years (or maybe Marsh Harbor will reopen - one can dream) So many people moving down here. Just in my area are two new developments one for 50 houses and one for 300. Then just past Long Bay on 9 is one for I think 600 homes. And of course on the old Bay Tree layout is 1500 residences, and up the street at least 100 high end houses. And that is just a taste as it's the same up and down the strand. Even at Diamondback there are houses going up. Several developments on 90 and a huge one going up near the shortcut from 90 to 501, looks like they can get another 3 to 400 houses there. And don't get me started on the Carolina Forest area from International drive all the way to the Wizard that's supposed to be developed. Golfers are going to need places to play, which means higher green fees and tougher tee times. It will be more profitable in the industry.
Golf is just an excuse to drink whiskey and smoke cigars
Here's the article link:
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The article states....
"The layout will be the first of the 22 courses purchased in the past five years by the China-based company Founders Group International to close and be redeveloped."
Hope it's not the first of many. I remember the posters here on the forum fearing that ...5 years ago ...when the Chinese group formed Founders Inc
"King Of The Mid-tiers"
Good course but unfortunately, ripe for development. To me, Myrtle Beach has been successful in golf because there was a wide range of courses appealing to all types of golfers, good or bad, willing to splurge or wanting to go cheap. A lot of the mid-range has been lost since the peak.